Loren J. Widrick

loren widrick obit

September 17, 1924 to March 3, 2014

CROGHAN- Loren J. Widrick, 89, Long Pond Rd., died Monday morning at Faxton/ St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica where he had been a patient four days.

He was born in Belfort September 17, 1924 to Benjamin and Alma(Mary) Zehr Widrick. He attended the Long Pond Country School. He married Betty Jean Arnold July 16, 1948. She passed away in May 1991.

Loren served in the US Navy during World War 2. He survived two sinking ships during that time. Following his discharge,  he played baseball and did some professional boxing.

Before and after the war, he worked as a logger, worked at Latex Fiber Paper Mill in Beaver Falls for many years, retiring from Boise Cascade in December 1990.

He enjoyed many outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, trapping, cutting wood and nature. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by 11 children, Deborah and Clair Gascho, Susan and Gilbert Kloster, Valerie and Gary Schmitt, Kelly and Mark Proulx, Kristi and Neil Ardison all of Croghan, Loren Jr. and Clarinda, Natural Bridge, Mary and Roger Turck, and Brenda and Steve Turck  both of Castorland,Kathy and Henry Pominville, Glenfield,  Diane and Roger Tabolt, Lowville and Timothy and Dee Ann, Merritt Island, Florida. He has 39 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, 1 great- great granddaughter.

He also has two sisters, Ellen Roggie, Naumburg, Alfreda Roggie, Carthage, a half-sister Linda Lyndaker and a half-brother Edward Widrick, both of Croghan.

He is predeceased by his wife, a sister Gertrude, a brother Arnold, a half-brother Larry Widrick and a half-sister Judy Lafave. A grandson Michael Ardison also died before him.

Funeral services will be held 1030Am Thursday March 6th at the Croghan Mennonite Church. Spring burial will be in Gospel Hall Cemetery, Belfort. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4-7pm at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan. Online condolences may be made at www.adirondackfh.com.

In place of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Croghan Fire Department Ambulance Fund. PO Box 405 Croghan, NY 13327.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.adirondackfh.com

Garrett M. Miller

July 16, 1998 to February 22, 2014

Constableville- Garrett M. Miller, 15, of George Kraeger Road, son of Mark and Heather, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Up State Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

Garrett was born in Lowville, on July 16, 1998, a son of Mark K. and Heather A. Ossont Miller. At the present time he was a member of the Sophomore Class at South Lewis Senior High School, Turin.

In spite of Garrett's challenging illness of cystic fibrosis, his life was a shining example of determination and amazing accomplishments in his many endeavors. Garrett greatly enjoyed hunting, four wheeler riding, and snowboarding, a sport that he was very proficient at. He greatly enjoyed time spent at Snow Ridge Ski Area, and watching the recent snowboarding events held at the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia. Garrett relished his experiences in deer hunting, a sport that he pursued with his parents and their friends. He was justly proud of the 7 point buck that he shot in October, 2012.

Garrett was greatly interested in the community service rendered by the Constableville Fire Department. He responded to many fire calls with his dad; finding great joy and satisfaction in assisting with all facets of the fire department including the annual Constableville Firemen's Field Days. He will be lovingly and fondly remembered as the Constableville Fire Department's "Honorary Helper."

In addition to his parents, Garrett is survived by one sister, Brittany Miller, Piseco Lake; one brother, Taylor Dorrity, Lyons Falls; his maternal grandmother, Leona (Shue) Ossont, Lyons Falls; paternal grandparents, Terrance and Doreen (Penard) Miller, Constableville; his maternal great grandfather, Karl Shue, Port Leyden. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Duane Ossont, and by his maternal great grandmother, Ann Carol (Houghton) Shue. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and great uncles.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien, pastor, will officiate. Interment in the spring will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Mohawk Hill. Calling hours are Tuesday 1-4 & 6-9 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Constableville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325, or to the Foundation for Up State Medical University, specifically for Golisano Children's Hospital, 750 East Adams St. Syracuse, NY 13210.

For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Garrett, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
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Santo J. "Sam" D'Ambrosi

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June 1, 1928 to February 23, 2014

TURIN – Santo J. “Sam” D’Ambrosi, 85, of NYS Route 26, died Sunday morning, February 23, 2014 at the Lewis County General Hospital, after a short illness.

A Funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, officiating. Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville. Spring burial with Military Honors will be in the Old Glendale Cemetery. Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Parish Office, 5457 Shady Ave., Lowville, NY 13367; or to Lewis County General Hospital Dialysis Fund, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 or to the Lewis County General Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

He is survived by his loving partner in life for over 47 years, Joanne, a son, Patrick D’Ambrosi and his companion Lynnette Parker and her two sons, Ethan and Jarrett, of Turin, a daughter, Kristiane and her husband, John Bauer of Marcy, NY; a brother, Angelo D’Ambrosi and his wife Vincenza of Rome; a sister Rose Shoemaker of Rome; two grandchildren, Courtney D’Ambrosi and Evan Bauer; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister and two brothers-in-law, Jean and Herbert Jeror and Ronald Shoemaker.

Sam was born in Rome, NY, on June 1, 1928, a son of the late Angelo and Nazarena Montova D’Ambrosi. Sam joined the Army in 1946 while in school and was stationed in Japan during WWII. When he returned home, he graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1948. He worked for ROAMA at Griffiss AFB in Rome before moving to Turin, there he met his loving wife. Sam and Joanne were united in marriage on June 11, 1966 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville. Together with his wife, they owned and operated a popular establishment in Turin, The Crossroads, for 12 years. Sam then worked at Kraft Foods in Lowville, NY, for 16 years before retiring.

Sam was an active member of his community. He was a communicant of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville. He was a past EMT for the Turin Volunteer Fire Department and was a ski patrolman for Snow Ridge for over 30 years. He was a former village trustee for the Village of Turin. He was a member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, Lowville VFW, and member of the South Lewis K of C. Sam was a former member of BPOE #1605, Lowville Lodge. He enjoyed the outdoors, canoeing in the Adirondacks, skiing, golfing, playing tennis and racquetball, and camping. He also enjoyed photography, collecting cameras and antiques.

He took great pride in his wife, children and grandchildren. Sam will be remembered for his beautiful smile, generosity, perpetual happiness and kindness to all.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Cecil G. Bishop


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July 10, 1920 to February 20, 2014

LOWVILLE – Cecil G. Bishop, 93, formerly of Jefferson Street, died Thursday evening, February 20, 2014, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, officiating. Following the funeral, family and friends are invited to a gathering at the Bishop home, 5267 Jefferson Street, Lowville. Spring burial with Military Honors will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis G. and Pamela Bishop of Lowville; two grandchildren, Jill and Craig Ortlieb of Lowville, and Andrew G. and Kristy Bishop of Windham, ME; four great-grandchildren, Jenna, Jared, Drew Ortlieb, and Elias Bishop. Mr. Bishop is predeceased by his wife, Lucille A. Bishop, a daughter and son-in-law, Ann E. and Michael J. Blair; two brothers, Claren and Flodie Bishop and four sisters, Christine Bowen, Margaret Wheatley, Jewell McNeese and Frances Smith.

Mr. Bishop was born on July 10, 1920 in Paris, TN, a son of the late James Anthony and Lena Reynolds Bishop. He was educated at Erin High School in Erin, TN. Following high school, he worked at Cleeman’s Meat Market in Clarksville, TN. In January 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving throughout World War II, seeing action in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Ardennes. He was honorably discharged on October 10, 1945. On December 22, 1945, he married Lucille A. Ritz at St. Stephen’s Rectory in Croghan, with Rev. Ermin E. Klaus, OFM, officiating.

After their marriage, the couple lived in Tennessee for six years. Cecil graduated from Austin Peay University in Clarksville, TN in 1949. He served as Principal and 8th grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School outside Clarksville, TN for two years. After returning to New York, the couple owned and operated Pickert’s Drug Store in Copenhagen for three years. Mr. Bishop completed his graduate work at St. Lawrence University, Canton. He taught junior high school English and Social Studies at Copenhagen Central School for three years, before coming to Lowville Academy, where he taught junior high school English for many years until retiring in 1979. Mrs. Bishop died on August 8, 2010. Mr. Bishop enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and playing cards.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com


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